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    Those chromoly actions are more popular than you...

    Those chromoly actions are more popular than you may think. Just because its melonited, does not mean its ss. I also prefer cm.
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    With insert tooling, carbide usually has a duller...

    With insert tooling, carbide usually has a duller edge prep for durability. But with uncoated tooling like a chamber reamer the edge prep is very sharp, like hss. Theres no doubt it leaves a better...
  3. That is a fact. So long as cocking cam helix is...

    That is a fact. So long as cocking cam helix is deep enough to accommodate that operation with out cocking piece nose bottoming out.
  4. Like most things theres a right way and wrong...

    Like most things theres a right way and wrong way.
    When timed properly you maintain .240" and the factory spring.
    Properly timed pandas have done pretty well
    IBS 1k LG 10 match scr record 2015...
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    Build a chuck that will hold the barrel by itself...

    Build a chuck that will hold the barrel by itself without NEEDING a spider. Dial it in with nothing touching the muzzle end, THEN snug the spider up only for support. If the barrel moves when you...
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    I have seen on many occasions where a shooter...

    I have seen on many occasions where a shooter forgot powder and the primer did not push the bullet out of the neck. I have done it myself. My view on seating depth is that it acts similar to...
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    I have built and spec'd stocks in many degrees of...

    I have built and spec'd stocks in many degrees of stiffness. They are long range BR stocks. In my experience the stiffer stocks do not shoot any better than a flexible stock. I have a preference...
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    The melonite on a Bat seems to run about .002"...

    The melonite on a Bat seems to run about .002" deep. I do notice the hardness, but with carbide its not an issue. I am surprised hss went through on yours.
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    Yes, 1.350 with a flat bottom, integral lug and...

    Yes, 1.350 with a flat bottom, integral lug and rail. There have been some tweaks but basically the same action.
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    Jackie, if you want a heavier Neuvo, look at the...

    Jackie, if you want a heavier Neuvo, look at the Neuvo M. It was designed for long range, and is ideal for a drop port BR case in my opinion. Maybe a little more than you need for the ppc case but...
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    EXCELLENT post, I agree 100% with your pin fall...

    EXCELLENT post, I agree 100% with your pin fall and spring recommendations. All I can ad I like to see similar minimums along with any firing pin bind corrected which is all too common. Shooters...
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    Hi Jackie, I use a lot of these actions. I have...

    Hi Jackie, I use a lot of these actions. I have about a dozen in the shop now Id guess. They should have about .245" pin fall with no cock on close. Id get a different trigger hanger. Your spring...
  13. Thread: Bolt Lift

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    I re cut a lot of cocking cams, I have done it in...

    I re cut a lot of cocking cams, I have done it in about every popular Br action. Theres a lot in the geometry of that cam that can really smooth out the lift cycle. However I am usually doing it...
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    The method Mike Bryant showed is the best imo. I...

    The method Mike Bryant showed is the best imo. I have used it to true bolts in very tight actions and achieve excellent lug contact. If you cant indicate just behind the lugs and in front of the...
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    Im still a solid maybe. But not because the bore...

    Im still a solid maybe. But not because the bore is drilled straight, rather why it drilled straight.
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    I think you would find a lot of gunsmiths...

    I think you would find a lot of gunsmiths understand the barrel is not a simple curve. I "time barrels", because I have to put the runout somewhere. Its a consequence of making sure the chamber is...
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    My opinion is maybe, but its not because of the...

    My opinion is maybe, but its not because of the straightness, but maybe because of why it drilled straight. The muzzle is always in front of the chamber even if we index the barrel. Remember the...
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    I have slugged a lot of barrels, and lapped a lot...

    I have slugged a lot of barrels, and lapped a lot of them as well. Theres no doubt you can feel very small things with a lead lap or slug. I just dont know that I would ever send one back unless I...
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    I have had very good luck dripping moly d into...

    I have had very good luck dripping moly d into galled threads and warming the joint. If you do it as soon as you think you felt something it will work with no damage. If its been forced, its too...
  20. Do you use the Sinclair competition rest?

    This is a handy tool. https://fieldandcaveoutfitters.com/products/sinclair-competition-rest-wrench-free-shipping
    A lot of use could not get the knobs tight enough to eliminate movement. He also...
  21. My stocks are all parallel, front, rear, and...

    My stocks are all parallel, front, rear, and bore. Having the barrel point up or down... Now think on this, the barrel has to point at the target. So if you have the bore pointing up in the stock...
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    I'd say it shoots ok......

    I'd say it shoots ok... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImLNn0E5Bos

    I agree with everything Jim is saying. Looks like it will do everything the dasher does with wider tune windows. I have yet...
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    Butch, curve could be the wrong term, I just use...

    Butch, curve could be the wrong term, I just use it to get the point across. I have no way to map the entire length of the bore so I really dont know exactly what the bore is up to in the middle. ...
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    Dave, Interested to hear your opinions on this. ...

    Dave,
    Interested to hear your opinions on this. Method #1, indicate at the throat and crown. Method #2, indicate the first 3" of bore you working on. I know for FACT both methods hold world...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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